Florida man accused of molesting Peachtree City girl - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Florida man accused of molesting Peachtree City girl he met online

Posted: Updated:
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -

Peachtree City police have arrested a man they say traveled from Florida and molested a 13-year-old girl he met online.

Authorities said Joseph Lundstrom knew the girl he had met through social media sites was underage. Police say Lundstrom came from Middleburg, Fla., and met with the middle school student over the weekend.

"These two met over the weekend on two separate occasions where sexual contact was initiated," said Lt. Mark Brown of the Peachtree City Police Department.

After police became involved, a third meeting was set up between Lundstrom and the girl. This time the police were there to take him into custody.

Police say, among other things, parents should be concerned if their children are spending a large amount of time online.  Also, if they receive calls from or to numbers the parents don't recognize.  Parents should also monitor both computers and smartphone activity.

"The technology in the smartphones has just made it even worse," Brown said. T"hey can do everything they can from a smartphone it's not necessarily from a computer in their family room."

Lundstrom is being held at the Fayette County Jail without bond.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

    Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:19:40 GMT
    An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car got rear ended by a suspected drunk driver.  The officer, who is a member of the department's HEAT DUI unit, was working a traffic stop
    An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car was struck by a suspected drunk driver.
  • Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff

    Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:09:44 GMT
    Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
    Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
  • Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:13:42 GMT
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices